Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Stan Kenton Band Returns!

Last week I received some good news from my "Desert" musicologist friend Philip Nissley.  Phil informed me that the Stan Kenton Alumni Band will be touring again this Fall.  2011 is the 70th anniversary of the Stan Kenton Orchestra, the 100th anniversary of Stan Kenton's birthday, and the 20th anniversary of the Stan Kenton Alumni Band.  The promotors of the tour are planning to perform at festivals, universities, colleges, high schools, jazz societies, concerts and dances.  They are offering any school that books the Band for an evening concert a free afternoon clinic.  If you have any interest in booking the Band, you can contact Mike Vax, Director of the Stan Kenton Alumni Band at 925-872-1942. I am planning to publish their schedule with places and dates shortly.

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